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Monroe County Courthouse

100 W Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47404-5143
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Beautiful building in the center of town!

This iconic courthouse in the center of town is right in the town square. Beautiful architecture... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2017
giftedelaine
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Bridgewater NJ USA
It's, well, a Midwest courthouse

The history of the Monroe County Courthouse is worth examining, as are the changes that arose in... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2017
Gary H
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Bloomington, Indiana
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100 W Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47404-5143
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"christmas lights"
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"stained glass"
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"surrounding buildings"
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"strings of lights"
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

This iconic courthouse in the center of town is right in the town square. Beautiful architecture inside and out. Love the fish weathervane which is a town symbol. Marks the center of town with its dome and special lights at the holidays!

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Reviewed 26 September 2017

The history of the Monroe County Courthouse is worth examining, as are the changes that arose in its design and architecture. Even in the last 50 years, it has changed considerably, with the second floor removed and the atrium of the early design re-established.

Thank Gary H
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

We stopped in the court house while touring around the square area. The court house is beautiful--murals, stained glass dome, interesting history markers etc. It's still very much a working county building which adds to it's charm. I would definitely suggest taking some time to...More

Thank MaryE995
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

By and far the best time to visit is during the holidays. From the giant tree in the rotunda to the strings of lights that stretch from the roof to the surrounding buildings defiantly worth a visit.

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

Provides a beautiful setting in downtown Bloomington. Excellent Christmas light display. Useful for local business but also acquaints a visitor with the downtown experience.

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Reviewed 22 May 2017

Downtown Bloomington is totally worth parking your car and going for a walk around the shops, down to the library, and onto campus. Bloomington and the IU campus merge together from the Courthouse to Sample Gates. The Courthouse itself is old-school Midwest, with the building...More

Thank SportsMoose
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

While it's not necessarily my go-to place when I walk downtown (it's largely for length purposes that I walk that far), I always loved the Christmas lights they'd put there every year. I remember my mom and I driving around the city to see them...More

Thank ericvangucht
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

This courthouse was beautifully restored years ago. Interesting limestone facades with stained glass interior. Around Christmas lights stream outward around it. I really is a beautiful site inside and out.

Thank wenzlerm
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Reviewed 6 September 2016

I'm a courthouse buff and this one is a beauty! The square is beautiful with plenty to do and eat in the historic buildings surrounding the square. They don't build them like this anymore.

Thank MICHAEL M
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Reviewed 10 August 2016

Lovingly restored and saved from destruction, this limestone gem anchors a vibrant downtown district. The high dome and murals inside are beautiful. In winter, there is a huge Christmas tree that rises from the center lobby through the second floor. Outside, notice the various monuments...More

Thank cmeyer634
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